Writing Has Begun on New Captain Picard Star Trek Show

Sir Patrick Stewart shared a photo this morning via his Twitter account, revealing that the writer's room for the upcoming CBS Star Trek series that'll see the return of fan-favorite Starfleet Captain, Jean Luc Picard.

Announced during Star Trek Las Vegas in August, the new series will see Stewart's return to the Star Trek fold for the first time since 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis.

Writing Has Begun on New Captain Picard Star Trek Show
Actor Patrick Stewart, photo by BAKOUNINE / Shutterstock.com

The image shared today by Stewart shows Kirsten Beyer, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, Diandra Pendleton-Thompson, James Duff, and Stewart himself:

This is pretty encouraging, seeing women in the writer's room this early-on (Star Trek has had a long history of female writers).

We'll let you know as additional information about the upcoming series gets announced.

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